XP .msstyles and .themes file association went kookoo...

Discussion in 'Desktop Customisation' started by Kuja, Dec 22, 2002.

  1. Kuja

    Kuja OSNN Addict

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    .msstyles and .theme files used to just open by themeselves, straight into the Desktop/Themes selection window.... now it gives me that "What do you want to do?", window..... with 2 options..... look it up on web, or find a program to open it...

    Does anyone know how to restore the file association? :S.
     
  2. yoyo

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    Not sure, but I can tell you what the registry keys that should be relevant here read on my computer:

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\msstylesfile\shell\open\command
    type: REG_EXPAND_SZ
    %SystemRoot%\system32\rundll32.exe %SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL%SystemRoot%\system32\desk.cpl desk,@Appearance /Action:OpenMSTheme /file:"%1"

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\themefile\shell\open\command
    type: REG_EXPAND_SZ
    %SystemRoot%\system32\rundll32.exe %SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL %SystemRoot%\system32\desk.cpl desk,@Themes /Action:OpenTheme /file:"%1"
     
  3. Kuja

    Kuja OSNN Addict

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    ve-damned xp...... anyways. didnt work, now it just says it cant find the file i just double clicked on.

    Thx for trying to help. :)

    could you try exporting them as .reg's, and posting them here? unless, thats against the forum rules.. :S
     
  4. yoyo

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    Ok, let's try it this way. Just change the extension of the attached file to .reg. You have backed up the original state anyway, haven't you?
     
  5. Kuja

    Kuja OSNN Addict

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    YES!!!!! HAHAh, it worked... thanks.
     
  6. RogerPhillis

    RogerPhillis Guest

    Assuming you have still got the files in Windows/Resources/Themes, go to "Folder options. "file types" in My computer.
    YOU need to reassociate the Windows Visual style and Windows Themefiles to run under Window Shell common.dl